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U.S. Secretary Of State Backs Strengthened Georgia Defenses

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili (left) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton share a laugh prior to a meeting in Batumi on June 5.
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili (left) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton share a laugh prior to a meeting in Batumi on June 5.
By RFE/RL
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged to help train Georgia in coastal defense and urged President Mikheil Saakashvili to hold free and fair parliamentary elections.

Clinton, who was in Georgia as part of her Caucasus tour, met with Georgian officials for talks on bolstering the nation's defense capacity.

After meeting with President Mikheil Saakashvili on June 5, she told a joint news conference that Washington expects "Georgia will hold free and fair elections...and then complete a democratic transfer of power in 2013."

Saakashvili, who was elected after peaceful protests in 2003 dubbed the Rose Revolution, has dominated Georgia's political scene. Critics say he has made it hard for other leaders to emerge.

"You have taken important steps since the Rose Revolution, and your progress has been noted worldwide," Clinton said earlier in the day. "Now it is up to Georgia to consolidate your democratic gains. That is the key to Georgia's future, and it will bring Georgia closer to achieving your Euro-Atlantic aspirations."

Clinton, who took part in a "strategic dialogue" with Georgian officials in the Black Sea city of Batumi, also inaugurated a Georgian Coast Guard vessel refurbished with U.S. financial assistance and pledged Washington's commitment to helping Georgia defend its territorial waters.

The United States has already provided Georgia, its long-term ally in the Caucasus, with maritime communications and observation equipment. It now plans to give Tbilisi two refurbished U.S. Coast Guard vessels and is building a ship repair depot to maintain Georgia's growing fleet of patrol boats.

Clinton also reaffirmed U.S. support for Georgia's territorial integrity and called on Russia to pull out from Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

"We reject Russia's occupation and militarization of Georgian territory," she said. "And we call on Russia to fulfill its obligations under the 2008 cease-fire agreement including withdrawal of its forces to pre-conflict positions and free access for humanitarian assistance."

Russia recognized the independence of the regions after fighting a brief war with Georgia in 2008, but most of the rest of the world continues to view the regions as part of Georgia.

With reporting by AP, Reuters, and AFP
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by: Jack from: US
June 05, 2012 19:25
Rump dictatorship of Saakashvilli is a model NATO minion, willing to send its serfs to die for US government in Afghanistan. US did a lot to train rump dictatorship's army before 2008 war with Russia which Saakashvilli started thinking US government will defend him and his clan
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by: james r. from: usa, new castle pa
June 05, 2012 22:26
The best thing which happened during 2008 in America was that this women did not! become president of the United States.
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
June 06, 2012 15:49
Althought it might be true that US politicians disimal,
Democrat and Republican alike, james r. (Russia?),
Building "new" desinformation "castle" in USA main?
Trying transfer on US-Georgia relations a smearsha?
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
June 06, 2012 02:32
Resigning in US Jack might sometimes sound less biggot,
But not if anything related to Georgia was mentioned -
If it does, his hate has no end - as Russia's plot -
Cowards usurped Superpower weapons
Than threaten A-H bomb obliteration.

Russia used China Olimpics for war,
Saying if CIS resist - use A-H-bombs.
Hundreds peacekeepers stopped hor,
Lying Russia - slowed braking hords,
Just before the A-H-Bombs would fall.


by: rick
June 06, 2012 00:47
Why Clinton

""" urged President Mikheil Saakashvili to hold free and fair parliamentary elections """

They were not already ?!??!?
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
June 06, 2012 21:24
You are right. Still to remind about better democracy is OK.
As Romans said - "Democracy is Vigilance" - it is the key.
On another hand, as constructive criticism, Mrs. Clinton,
As others from US, represents crowds of lost their way
National cultures - with the foreighn lobbies overtones:

US crowds are oblivian to crimes of blessed by Brits,
Done by "Imperio-Resurect" - as Russia's expansion.
Remember US movie "Afghanistan-bananistan" trick?
Or the genocide in Abkhazia by UK-US interpretation?
Democracy is OK - not overtone against victim nation.

by: www.javakhk.net from: Free Javakhk
June 06, 2012 03:01

The caption should read:

Batono Mishiko is thanking Mrs. Clinton for 30 new strawberry flavored ties to chew on when the Big Oil sends his soldiers to die again.
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
June 06, 2012 15:36
Anotrher Ruissian partner in crime, Javakh,
Calling for grabbing another part of Georgia,
Javahety - to expand Russia and "Dashnak",
Talks as rude Neanderthal, isn't even Borgio.

Georgia and rest of Eastern Europe did right.
When Imperial Resurectors hypnotised USA,
Bushes, Shvartkov and others, not too bright,
To kill and anger many - rise terrorist spread,
They brought USA and UN closer to exit ways.

"Big Oil" is now Russia and Brititsh racist war,
To steal from Tatars, Turkmenia, Mexico Golf,
Black Sea and other areas to chock the World
By energy blocades of Normans-Varagas vors.

When economics down US and EU trying help,
Restore Afghanistan and Iraq as free countries,
Even Imperial resurectors blowing bloody pulps,
By insurgency bombs and lying press provoking:

USA presumed doctrin of greed to holt rebuilding
That USA, EU Eastern Europe and Georgia build,
By staffed by Russia USA media and press lying.
Soon Afghanistan might be self-sufficient country,
If not new Russian invasion with UN- Halifat entry.

Mock Mrs. Clinton and Saakashvili in vain, Javakh?
As for caption's humor, it is likely (Joy Wah-Wah!)
He might apologise, for my constructive criticisms
On some Hillary's saying. Still to get it from Javakh
Makes me uncomfortable - sounds like vulgarisizm.

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
June 06, 2012 19:52
A very nice and positive picture you, guys, attached to this article :-)). Hillary and Mischa have not had such a good lough since the month of August 2008 - and I see that Mischa even bought a new tasty tie since then :-))))))))))))).
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
June 07, 2012 15:44
Eugenio from Viena sounds as less aggressive pro-Russian,
Snicks as Austria's boy, not as strait poison-gas Prussian.
Russia lost. Advance worning to bomb A-H for resisting,
Symbolic 58 Army, as in Lenin's time, less convincing.

Alasania, hypnotized since USSR, less cover-uping.
No Georgian pseudo-revolution to take all Caucasus.
Few hundreds Peacekeepers holted 58 Army rolling,
Not kill too many Russia units (eager A-H-bombing).
Misha's appearance - Russian hypno-armie's casus.

That rise once again a question, how many in USSR
Are not mind-controlled by treasonous mean Russia?
My residence in USA surrounded by telepath's quires.
Saakashvili and US government brains made "kasha".

Only game on this planet left - resurectors ultimatum.
Since 1954-56 pact no one dare resist them - but me.
Please the Quin and Cousins-Emperors - is only plee:
Have "Wonderland" teeth, ties and a car-"kastrulyaka".

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